No plans for the weekend? We have selected some cool events and things to do for the weekend!
On Friday during the day:
1 THE BERLIN WALL MEMORIAL: GEDENKSTäTTE BERLINER MAUER
The Documentation Centre known as Dokumentationszentrum Berliner Mauer is one of three integral elements which together make up the Gedenkstatte Berliner Mauer – Berlin Wall Monument at Bernauer Strasse – combining a stretch of the former Berlin Wall, the Kapelle der Versöhnung (Reconciliation Chapel) and, across the road, the Documentation Centre itself.
This is an important source of information and an original documentary source/archive devoted to the history of the Berlin Wall. A multimedia presentation draws on the local historical experience at Bernauer Strasse, exploring varied aspects of the political background and historical detail surrounding one of the most poignant and significant events of the Cold War.
The street’s unique position cut into two sides by the Wall with East Berlin buildings on one side and a pavement/sidewalk on the side of West Berlin evoked the madness of the concrete Wall dividing the city.
Information panels are in German and English.
Bernauer Str. 111
15mins walk from East Seven
On Friday night:
2 INTO THE PIT – LEVEE CLUB (EX BANGBANG CLUB)
A nice mixture of Electro, Minimal, Indie and live music!
Levee Club (Ex Ban Bang Club)
Neue Promenade 10
Berlin-Mitte – S-BHF Hackescher Markt
The Rock AG exists since September, 2002 and is with it one of the
most established rock parties of Berlin.
The musical range of the Rock AG encloses classic and news from almost
all genres of the popular rock music. According to musical
predilections of the respective DJs and the visitors interfere Indie
and punk, Grunge and alternative, Britpop and Heavy Metal, progressive
and Glam, freak’s beat and crossover, etc. (Wikipedia lists approx.
200 subspecies of the “rock”, so here no claim to completeness!). But
all tracks have in common – they rock the Floor!
On Saturday during the day:
On a late Saturday morning you should go to where the locals go – the farmer´s market on Kollwitzplatz – 200 Meters from EastSeven. Fresh organic vegetables, varieties of sausages and a lot more of savoir vivre. By your food of the season there, go back to the hostel and prepare it in our fancy self catering kitchen.
The site of the main remand prison for people detained by the former East German Ministry of State Security (MfS), or ‘Stasi’, has been a Memorial since 1994. Since the vast majority of the buildings, equipment and furniture and fittings have survived intact, the Memorial provides a very authentic picture of prison conditions in the GDR and gives another view of the divided Berlin.
Tours of the prison are usually led by former inmates, who provide first-hand details on prison conditions and the interrogation methods employed by the GDR’s Ministry of State Security (MfS).
It is only possible to view the extensive prison complex on a official guided tour as Visitors require detailed guidance in order to understand the various sections of the prison.
Public tours every Saturday and Sunday, every hour from 10am to 4pm in various languages, but better call ahead to ask at what time it is in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Danish or Norwegian…
Phone Visitor’s Service: Phone: +49 – (0)30 – 98 60 82-30
Regular fee 5,00 Euro, concessions*) 2,50 Euro, Students 1,00 Euro
*) university students, senior citizens, handicapped persons, Berlincard-holder
How to get there:
Take the Metro U2 from the Hostel and go 2 Stops to Alexanderplatz. From here you take the Tram M5 to the stop “Freienwalder Strasse”. The Memorial is then about a 10 minute walk down Freienwalder Strasse in Genslerstraße 66.
On Saturday night:
6. MIAU – TECHNO & HOUSE
Aleator (lost and sound)
Victor Laffleur (chef de cuisine berlin/ morlox)
Jason Wilding (tinpot)
Chris Kruit (chef de cuisine berlin/ morlox)
+ Special Guest:
Por.No (hangar/ lisa simpsons dream)
Dj Clementine (süss & sauer/ tonkind)
Haasestraße / Ecke Revalerstraße
three euros only!
Horst Krzbrg/ Tempelhofer Ufer 1, Kreuzberg, Berlin 10961
Cost / 10 Euro
Alex Smoke (live), Tolga Fidan, Nico Purman, DeWalta
Special Guest: DJ Phono
On Sunday during the day:
It is a small walk from the EastSeven Hostel to this lovely cafe.
And after a good breakfast visit the Mauerpark Fleamarket, which is great for hanging out on sunday!
Sunday is fleamarket day. Close to the hostel (500 m)you find the Arkonaplatz Fleamarket and the famous Mauerpark fleamarket. You don´t want to buy something – no problem you first of all go there to see all kind of urban subjects with hangover and even sober ones. Berliners go there – you should as well.
On Sunday night:
Stargarder Str. 24
10437 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
15mins walk from East Seven
Hope to have enspired you! Enjoy your stay in Berlin. For more great events and things to do in Berlin just check our weekly staff-recommendations!